Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Namibia and Burundi face each other at Orlando Stadium in what will be their first meeting in a competitive match since March 2016. Back then Burundi outplayed Namibia 3-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. The Brave Warriors failed to impress in the World Cup qualifiers, with the team finishing the process in third position in the standings, and you should know that they are on a four-match winless run in all competitions.
Burundi, on the other hand, did well to beat Liberia in a March friendly, but beating Namibia on the road is easier said than done. Anyhow, the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Namibia’s last two competitive matches.
Highlighted Player (Saido Berahino):
Saido Berahino was born on 4 August, 1993 in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. He began his senior career at West Bromwich Albion at age 17, but in the 2011/2012 he was sent on loan to Northampton Town. After ending his loan spells with Brentford and Peterborough United in 2012, the right-footed attacker returned to the Hawthorns.
Berahino impressed in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign, with the English striker scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances for the team. At the end of the season he was on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur, but he eventually stayed at the Hawthorns.
Berahino has yet to make his England debut, but he scored ten goals in 11 appearances for England U21 team. It is well known that Berahino is a Manchester United fan. In 2015 he founded his own charity foundation which helps disadvantaged people in Great Britain improve the quality of their lives.
Highlighted Team (Burundi):
Controlled by the Football Federation of Burundi, Burundi are the African team that usually play their home games at Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium. The Swallows wear red shirts and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, whilst the team’s away colours are blue and red.
Back in 1964 Burundi played their first international game against Uganda, with the team suffering a heavy 7-0 loss to the Cranes. The Swallows recorded their biggest win against Djibouti on March 11, 2017, whereas they suffered their biggest defeat on December 24, 1977 against Congo (0-8).
The African side have yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals, but they will take part in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Burundi will face the likes of Nigeria, Guinea and Madagascar in Group B on their debut at the tournament, meaning that they have slim chances of making it to the knockout stages.